A Box of Kisses
by Author Unknown
The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 3-
year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper.
Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child
tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.
Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the
next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy." He was
embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger
flared again when he found the box was empty.
He yelled at her, "Don't you know that when you give
someone a present, there's supposed to be something
The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and
said, "Oh, Daddy, it is not empty. I blew kisses into the box.
All for you, Daddy."
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little
girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.
It is told that the man kept that gold box by his bed for years
and whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an
imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had
put it there.
Reflect Upon 56
Digging A Well
A man wanted to dig a well to water his farm. After digging
for some time in a place recommended by water-diviners,
he found no water and got disgusted. He had dug only
about fifteen feet.
Along came another man who laughed at him for digging
there, and pointed to another place. The farmer went over
to that spot and dug and dug, for about twenty feet. Still no
water, and very tired, he finally took the advice of an old
neighbor who assured him there was water at yet another
After he had given up that one too, his wife came out and
said, "Where are your brains? Does anyone sink a well that
way? Stay in one place and go deeper and deeper there!"
Next day, rested, the farmer spent all day on one hole and
found abundant water.
Patience, confidence, determination and
persistence at a task are important for us to be
successful. Goals cannot be attained if we keep
changing our directions in life.